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UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

The striking feature of the UWC is that they embrace the entire world. They are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.

Nelson Mandela,

Late Honorary President of UWC, Former President of South Africa

Peace cannot be achieved merely by the stroke of a pen on paper; it is rooted in sustained people-to-people contacts that can generate the kind of understanding and trust which are prerequisites to lasting peace.

HM Queen Noor of Jordan,

President of UWC

I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.

Kurt Hahn,

German Educator, Founder of United World Colleges

I believe in two powerful forces in this world, love and education. I discovered both in UWC.

Mark Wang,

Board Chairman & Founder of UWC Changshu China. RCN 98 – 00

The sense of idealism and a purposeful life really makes the UWC experience unique and its impact life-long.

Wang Yi,

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Harvard Centre Shanghai. Pearson 89-91.

I have been hugely privileged to spend my entire working life in the field of education. I have witnessed, with great joy, how countless lives have been enriched at schools and other places of learning. There really is no force greater than education to make this world of ours a better place in which to live.

Robert Clarence,

Founding Principal of UWC Changshu China.

Nelson Mandela
HM Queen Noor
Kurt Hahn
Mark Wang
Wang Yi
Robert Clarence

International Baccalaureate

UWC Changshu China offers the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12, and a specifically designed preparatory programme in Grade 10 as a building block for the IB Diploma Programme.

Co-Curriculum

Zhi Xing are traditional Chinese words for knowledge (Zhi) and activity or social action (Xing).

Community Living

Living with peers and teachers from around the world and from a variety of backgrounds, is an essential part of the transformation that takes place here.


DIVERSITY DRIVES UWC EDUCATION

UWC challenges people to learn about themselves and others by welcoming a deliberately diverse cross section of students to its programmes, schools and colleges. At UWC, diversity extends to socioeconomic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds and experience as well as of nationalities.

UWC IS TRANSFORMATIONAL

UWC challenges you to think for yourself and to take advantage of your personal potential in the context of a diverse community. It is transformational and the start of a lifelong journey.

UWC IS WORKING TOWARDS RESOLVING THE TENSIONS WITHIN AND ACROSS SOCIETY

Understanding and respecting our differences as well as what we have in common is at the heart of a UWC experience. The valuable skills that are developed as students remain with UWC alumni throughout their lives, benefiting individuals as well as communities as we address the tensions that...

UWC IS COMMITTED TO A CULTURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACTION

UWC actively seeks and implements sustainable solutions across the UWC experience. The skills that UWC students gain while engaging with their communities are readily transferable to each subsequent community they become a part of.

UWC INSPIRES LEADERSHIP IN AND COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

UWC fosters a culture of social responsibility and volunteering. UWC students are given the responsibility and courage to identify opportunities and take the lead. As alumni, they are equipped to effect change personally, locally, nationally or internationally.

UWC EDUCATES AND SUPPORTS YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE INITIATIVE AND EMBRACE PERSONAL CHALLENGE

UWC supports students to take initiative and embrace personal challenge within a supportive environment. Through shared experiences our students learn about themselves and develop a sense of responsibility for others.

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